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About River Forest Manor & Marina

Let our history be the start of yours. Historic Southern mansion. Charming coastal town.

The River Forest Manor & Marina is a century-old, waterfront Southern mansion located in the charming coastal town of Belhaven, North Carolina. 

Located on more than four acres of waterfront property, the 13,000-square-foot Manor and its beautiful grounds offer the one-of-a-kind destination you are seeking for your wedding.

Venue Offerings

  • Unique indoor and outdoor areas for hosting pre-wedding gatherings, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and reception celebrations
  • Private bridal suite and dressing area
  • Full catering kitchen in the Manor 
  • Ability to host up to 500 guests on the grand estate


Guest Accommodations 

  • 13 beautifully appointed guest rooms
  • 9 guest rooms included in weekend wedding package 
  • Marina boat slips and dockage 


The River Forest Manor & Marina offers wedding day and wedding weekend packages. Whether you want to spend one night with us or enjoy a full weekend, we can accommodate your wedding needs.


Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Wilmington, Raleigh

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3 Reviews for River Forest Manor & Marina

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We rented the entire manner and Bungalo’s from Thursday through Sunday. We had a spectacular wedding weekend. Montana was absolutely wonderful at the manner and all of the support staff was extremely helpful. I would highly recommend this as a gorgeous turn-of-the-century venue with the added extra of a vintage small town on the beautiful Pungo river.

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Photo of River Forest Manor & Marina in Belhaven, NC - Our reception was under a tent on the water. It was perfect!
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Profile Picture Shelby, 9/2/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

River Forest Manor & Marina is the perfect location for a getaway wedding! They treated myself and family like royalty. Everything was thoughtfully arranged and beautifully executed. I would highly recommend them! The experience we had with River Forest Manor & Marina ultimately set the precedence for a long, happy, and loving marriage. The team was a true blessing and easily accessible throughout the weekend.

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Profile Picture Anna Brooks, 7/2/16, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

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Coastal, Destination, Elegant
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738 East Main Street, Belhaven, NC 27810   See On Map
252-943-0320 (phone)
River Forest Manor & Marina is a wedding and event venue from Eastern North Carolina servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Belhaven, Little Washington, and Beaufort County. River Forest Manor & Marina is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Eastern North Carolina wedding industry since 2015 specializing in elegant, destination weddings.